Journal article

Examining Three-Way Binding as a Constraint on Statistical Learning

Hyungwook Yim, Simon J Dennis, Vladimir M Sloutsky

JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION | AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Models of statistical learning do not place constraints on the complexity of the memory structure that is formed during statistical learning, while empirical studies using the statistical learning task have only examined the formation of simple memory structures (e.g., two-way binding). On the contrary, the memory literature, using explicit memory tasks, has shown that people are able to form memory structures of different complexities and that more complex memory structures (e.g., three-way binding) are usually more difficult to form. We examined whether complex memory structures such as three-way bindings can be implicitly formed through statistical learning by utilizing manipulations that..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council's (ARC)


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Funding Acknowledgements

Part of the study was presented at the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. This research was supported under the Australian Research Council's (ARC) Discovery Projects funding scheme to Simon J. Dennis (Grant DP150100272) and by the National Institutes of Health (Grants R01HD078545 and P01HD080679) to Vladimir M. Sloutsky.